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Modica Alta and San Giorgio

Hereby a view of Modica Alta (Upper Modica) and the large baroque cathedral ‘San Giorgio’.
Like all cities in this region of Sicily Modica has been devasted by a massive earthquake in 1693.
With the city roots in the Middle Ages, all major buildings were subsequently rebuilt in the baroque style. Also the most important building: the cathedral dedicated to San Giorgio.
It has been designed by Rosario Gagliardi.


From a lot of places in the city San Giorgio is visible: from higher on the hill of Modica Alta, from down in Modica Bassa and from about everywhere on the hill Dente (the district of my previous picture).
As wandering on the different hills of the city I’ve photographed this cathedral of almost all sides. On a certain moment I arrived on this street and I absolutely loved this view with the highest part of Modica Alta behind the duomo.

I certainly realize that this photograph has a very big bummer: the nearest lamppost.
I tried to avoid it but … impossible. Going closer or going further back meant that the lamppost obstructed a part of the view of the cathedral or that another lamppost came closer into view and caused the same effect.
So what to do? I can choose not to show this picture on TE or I can post it in the workshop where very few people do have a look.
A little photographers voice inside warns me to post only decent pictures. A much stronger present travelers voice reminds me at the tagline ‘Learning about the world …’ and convinces me to upload a picture of which I believe it shows a beautiful and interesting place that I’ve visited.
So here it is … including the ugly lamppost.

There’s a second thing whereby I have doubts. I always try to avoid passing cars and concerning this I managed here not to get cars in immediate sight (the arriving bus is fortunately still a bit farther away).
But now I see an empty space on the road surface on the foreground.
What is the least interesting: an ugly car (not an oldtimer) on the foreground or an empty space? What would you do? BTW, there were enough cars passing by (but no pedestrians, Gert).

If you’re interested in some more pictures of this cathedral taken from different viewpoints, please have a look in the workshop.

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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3909 W: 17 N: 8909] (37388)
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